Clara's Big Ride

February 05, 2014
Clara Hughes
This March, Clara Hughes begins her 110-day, 12,000 km ride around Canada to help raise awareness and action in mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness including events in Oshawa and Whitby.
 
During Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk, this six-time Olympic cycling and speed-skating medalist will invite people in communities large and small into the mental health conversation and share her own story of mental health challenges during special community events.
 
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health are welcoming Clara and the community to a Skate with Clara event at the Legends Centre (1661 Harmony Road North) in Oshawa on Friday, March 21. This event (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) will feature a free community skate, mental health information, free face-painting and hot chocolate and visits from special celebrity guests.
 
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Legends Centre, 1661 Harmony Road North, Oshawa
 
The following day, Clara will begin the next leg of her journey with an event at the Abilities Centre at 8:30 a.m. Clara will speak to youth before heading off to her next stop in Peterborough.
 
Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk will also engage with Canadian youth, the next generation to carry the mental health conversation forward. At schools and youth organizations across the nation, young people will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from Clara, share in the mental health discussion, and develop new ideas to grow the conversation and fight the stigma in their own communities.